The U. Marine Corps officials have called on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service following revelations by Vice News last week that images of female service members had been shared in a Dropbox folder called "Hoes Hoin'. Vice reported that most of the images in the folder show women in military clothing. Some show the women's faces, dog tags, uniforms and name tags. A few are of service members fully clothed, in apparent attempt to shame or discredit them.
US military nude photo sharing scandal widens beyond Marines
Hundreds of Marines investigated for sharing photos of naked colleagues | Reveal
US servicemen from all parts of the military have been sharing nude photos of their female colleagues online, it has emerged. Reports last week uncovered widespread photo sharing by current and former Marines on Facebook, triggering a navy investigation. But the BBC has seen a message board where servicemen from other branches have shared hundreds of photos. Male service members use a message board on an anonymous image hosting website to share nude images of their female counterparts. They often first post clothed photos of female personnel taken from their social media pages, and ask if any members have nude photos, which they call "wins". Others then post photos.
Hundreds of Marines investigated for sharing photos of naked colleagues
Senior US lawmakers have condemned the suspected distribution of nude photographs of female Marines to military personnel and veterans via a social media network that promotes sexual violence, and called on the Marine Corps to fully investigate. The Marine Corps Times , an independent newspaper focusing on issues involving the service, published an internal Marine Corps communications document with talking points about the issue, describing the social media network as a closed Facebook group with about 30, members. The network solicited nude photos of female service members, some of whom had their name, rank and duty station listed, the newspaper reported. A Marine Corps spokesman told the newspaper that military officials are uncertain how many military personnel could be involved.
The U. Department of Defense is investigating hundreds of Marines who used social media to solicit and share hundreds — possibly thousands — of naked photographs of female service members and veterans. Since Jan. In one instance, a female corporal in uniform was followed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, by a fellow Marine, who surreptitiously photographed her as she picked up her gear.